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The Ubyssey Oct 9, 1942

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 Women To Join Dying A. M. U. S
c. o. r. c.
Vancouver, has this year
been made available for
members of the C.O.T.C.
Such enthusiasm was shown
last year at camp, with small
bore rifles, and an indoor
range that it was decided to
give corps members a chance
to use service rifles on an
outdoor range.
Tho practice will take place on
the week ends of November 12 and
21, and will bo open to all ranks.
Transportation to and from tho
range will be supplied by military
This will bo the first time since
tho fall of 1939 that tho corps has
enjoyed this privilege.
Work on tho land behind the
Armoury came as a complete surprise to most members of the
corps, at last Saturday's parade.
With labor conditions as they are
it is Impossible to obtain a bulldozer, so the only expedient was
to do the work by manpower.
This land, taken over by the C.
O.T.C, with the permission of
President Klinck, will be used
merely as an assembly ground,
and not as a parade ground.
Lleuts. M. Van Vliet and R. T.
Osborne are planning to dig
trenches and build obstacles on the
ground on the left of the Lower
Mall, which will be used in "hardening up" exercises.
The corps has been asked tp turn
out as strong a detachment as
possible for the Victory Loan Parade, to be held on Sunday, October 18.
vol. xxv
No. 6
AMUS Reorganizes
At Meeting Tues.
• IN AN EFFORT to rejuvenate the slowly-dying Arts
men's Undergraduate Society, the membership in this
organization will for the first time in its history, be thrown
open to women registered in Arts at a meeting in the Auditorium Thursday noon. I fthis drastic move fails then the
Student Council will declare the organization legally dead
and a proper funeral will be arranged.
Hampton Scores In Pass System Feature
~        Z~ii    TT.   „ ~     ^ Quintet Rocks Frenzied
Canon Talbot'Hindley
To Speak On Security
•   DEAN D. BUCHANAN will introduce Canon William
Talbot-Hindley, M.A., K.C.H.S., who is to address UBC
students in the Auditorium at 12:30 today.
A  typical English  headmaster,       ____________________
Mr. Talbot-Hlndley's addresses at
various city schools have been
spiced with personal reminiscences
ot tho Royal Family, especially of
King George V, his personal friend.
He has also given many amusing
and informative accounts of such
close friends as General Dobble,
former commander of embattled
Malta, Lord Gort, present commander of Malta, and Brigadier-
General Smith, former Commandant  of Sandhurst.
In his visits to Germany he has
had the opportunity of conversing
with Hitler and Rudolph Hess.
He, himself, is a man of position
and authority in England. In the
last war he held the rank of Major
as Chaplain of the B.E.F. In
France,  1914-16.
The subject of his address today will be "Security, Its Source
and Sequence," to be given under
the auspices of the VCU.
Aussies Visit Campus;
Like Thunderbirds* Co*eds
•   CAMPUS CO-EDS turned to watch on Tuesday, when
seven sun-tanned fliers wearing the aark blue uniform
of the Royal Australian Air Force made a tour of UBC for
the first time.
———-—————————— They enthusiastically watched a
practice of the Thunderbirds under Mr. W Var Vl:-* "u certainly is a fast game," said Scotty.
who seemed to be talking for the
party. "It wasn't popular in Australia till the Yanks arrived, but
since then, everyone is taking it
Their comment on the Library,
—and the co-eds who were studying there,—was cryptic and to the
point. "It's a nice place, alright,"
said blue-eyed Eric in his almost
Cockney accent, "but I certainly
dont see how anyone gets any
studying done. I know I wouldn't."
The building which pleased them
most wasn't the Brock, or the gym,
or the Science Building, or the
Union College, though. It was the
There they ordered seven large
pots of tea and toast. This ls
really like home, they sighed, and
dug in. They explained that San
Francisco was wonderful, and so
was the food, but they got terribly
sick of the coffee. "We used to
just long for a good cup of tea,"
they agreed.
Having taken their elementary
training in Australia, the boys are
to complete their course in Canada,
—then back to Australia and the
"We're looking forward to our
first sight of snow, though," said
one, and we'd like to ?ee Quebec
City, after all the travelogues
they've  shown   back  home."
The boys were: LAC's Hedley
Fletcher, Victoria; Clive Quarter-
maine, Don Anna!, Max Johnston,
Eric O'Connor and .Trie!: Scott, all
from Queensland, an I Alec Settle
fi'om  New  . ,>i;ti   Waler..
They hopefully suri^-tod that
perhaps a co-ed or two might like
to write, care R.A.A V. Base Post
Office.   Ottawa.
140 Registered
Already For P.O.
• STUDENTS registered for
work In the Post Office at
Christmas has so far numbered
140. From 2,500 to 3,000 workers
are needed to help in the Christmas rush.
Registration commenced Tuesday, and is continuing throughout
the week in the Registrar's Office.
Mus. Soc.
To Present
• GILBERT AND SULLIVAN will again be the
composers of this year's Musical Society fall production.
The announcement was
made yesterday that the Mus
Soccers will' present "The
Pirates of Penzance."
The tryouts for parts in the
opera are on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 13 and 14, from
12:30-6:00 in the Auitorium. Tho
results will be posted the following Thursday on the Musical Club
notice board.
The society's fall formal will be
held for members of the organization on Wednesday, October 26,
in the Brock. All members are
invited to attend.
The club is also sponsoring a
mixer, to be held on Saturday, October 17, in Brock Hall. Dancing
will be from 8:00 to 12:00. Admission is 25 cents per person.
The Glee Club, organized this
year as a part of tho Musical Society, has held two successful
meetings. However, Dr. W. MacDonald, first honorary life-member of the Society, expressed tho
opinion that the Glee Club was
not a practical undertaking because of insufficient time for rehearsals.
Fans At Surprise Showing
• BRINGING TO a buldging auditorium of swing-starved
students the greatest musical lift of their scholastic careers, the Lionel Hampton Quintet, in their first university
appearance in either the U.S.A. or Canada, came, saw, and
"sent" 1,500 rhythm-crazed students in a brief, but bombshell appearance here yesterday noon.
The musical blitz, taking most       -—-——----—--■-—■-————
ot the campus completely by surprise, was engineered by Ted Taylor, with the co-operation of Ivan
Ackery of the Orpheum Theatre
where  Hampton  Is currently appearing.
The King of the Vibes started
to the cheers of a seml-nlled house
with "Gone With What Wind,"
and by the time the roof had settled down after the first thundering applav.se, late-informed students were fighting to find standing room In the rhythm-rocked
Following the dynamic %"Wlnd",
the Hampton swung Into the mellower "Man I Love', and then, inspired by one of the most enthusiastic audiences of his illustrious
career, proceeded to whip the
chering   students  to   a   pulsating
Ag Officers
For 1942-3
• AGGIES HELD their an-
nual elections for class
officers recently, after outlining a full schedule for the
years activities.
Dave idng was elected president
of third year with Norm. Wright
as  secretary.
Gerry Logan and Frances Sandall
were elected president and secretary, respectively, of fourth year.
Temporary Frosh elections were
held, to remain effective until
Christmas. Paul Stockstad was
elected president and Pat Taylor
became secretary.
Second year Aggies Intend to
hold their elections in the latter
part of the week.
Athletic Representative Doug.
Haggart outlined the Intra-Mural
system and intimated that "The
Sons of the Golden Heel" would
"be right in there kicking" with
theirr  accustomed  ferocity.
A Bowling Party was held at
Chapman's on Seymour on Wednesday, October 7, for the purpose
of acquainting the Frosh with their
fellow  Aggies.
President John Roe informed, the
Frosh of the activities with which
the Aggies were connected. These
included the Field Dny, the Ag-
gnsiz invasion, the Arts-Aggie Ball,
and  the Aggie Barn Dr.ncc.
Thc large enrolment of freshmen combined with the experienced upperclassmen promise, according to Aggie bosses?, to make
thi-:   » banner vcar for the Aggies.
Ex-U.B.C. Student Invents
Gun Equipment; Joins RCAF
• A FLY CRAWLING across a mirror in a coffee shop started it. That's what gave
tall, quiet, red-haired Geoffrey Hotham the idea for an invention which took him to the important war offices in New York, Washington and Ottawa.
The invention is a war produc-       —-----_—--_——-_-_-_____       ________________________
tion instrument used in the inspection of big guns. Geoff would
not say anything more about it
than that.
Hotham   started   Vanity   throe
years ago intending to go into Applied Science. The following year
he was employed in the book store,
and last year was working for
Boeings, when he got the idea for
the invention.
Sitting drinking a milk shake after the swing shift, he watched the
reflection of a fly on the mirror
opposite him, got the idea for his
invention and went "home" to his
room at the Y.M.C.A., where he
was staying, to work it out.
He started saving his money in
September, and by Christmas, he
had completed his plans and was
on his way to New York, his drawings in his pocket.
He offered his theory first to
Simmons Aerocessorles, where after two months of development in
their labs., they decided they were
not interested.
Undaunted, Geoff now approached the U.S. Army Ordnance
Corps in New York and the National Inventors Council in Washington. Here he saw the six Interviewing englneerr. under Lt.-
Col. L. B. Lent and Mr. T. R. Taylor.
They sent him to the War Production Board, the U.S. Army Ordnance, the Bureau of Ships and
the U.S. Corps where his idea was
discussed and accepted.
He w. s now sent to Dr. H. R.
Goldstein, director of .the British
Inventors   Conned   at   Washington,
who sent him to Mr. J. H. Parkin,
director of the Division of Mechanical Engineering at the National Research Council, Ottawa.
In the Division of Optics and the
Division of Physics, Hotham's invention was again discussed and
Geoff is now back in Vancouver,
and will join the Air Force in two
weeks. He had intended to pursue his studies again at UBC, but
being 21 decided that he would
join the Air Force instead.
He doesn't know what he'll be
doing in the Air Force. "I guess
I'll go where they can use me
best," he said.
Geoff feels that there should be
many students on the campus who
are potential inventors, and that
his experience in the East should
be valuable, He admits that he
made a mistake in going directly
to the East. If he was doing it all
over, he says, "I would send the
plans and wait for the authorities
to send me one. Thus, saving much
time and money."
Board Meeting
will be a met ting of the Intra-
Mural Administrative Board today
at 3:30. It Is necessary for all representatives to vurn out to this
meeting. Those Fraternities who
have not yet put in an appearance
at the meetings, must come out to
tho meeting todny.
Red Cross
Calls For
More Girls
• MORE KNITTERS are definitely   needed   for   Red   Cross
work. Registration of women students in the University has fallen
from 800 to 500, in the past year,
thereby leaving quite a quantity
of unused wool.
Everyone who is able to knit
should help the Red Cross, and it
would be greatly appreciated if the
girls who are already taking one
hour of Red Cross eould arrange
to take an additional hour.
Get In touch with Dean D.
Mawdsley, Mrs. F. H. Soward, or
Mary Mulvin.
• THE  BOOK  Exchange
having almost completed
its year's work, will close at
the end of this week. The
year has been very succes-
ful, with a net take of $1,300,
averaging out to $2.00 for
each of its 650 customers.
Payment to students who entered books for Sale will be prompter
this year than last, and is scheduled to take place at the end of
next week.
Applicants for payment must
present their receipts.
frenzy  with  his  riding   "I  Got
Winding up with his machine-
gun interpretation of "China
Stomp" and its encore "Twelfth
Street Rag," the dusky favorite
left the eager students almost as
winded as was the inspired quintet.
The quintet, composed of Dave
Robinson, bass; Ray Perry electric
violin; Milton Butler, piano; and
George Jenkins, drums, as well as
the old master on the vibes, all
featured particularly brilliant
solos, and appeared mora than
pleased with the enthusiastic student reception.
Pass feature proceeds from the
recital, a check for $100 dollars
was turned over by Hampton and
his men to the Canadian Red Cross
during a last minute stage interview with John Carson.
Leaving their record-breaking
stay at the Orpheum on Saturday,
the band will moVe to Seattle, and
then to tho Bremerton shipyards,
Hampton announce*! In an interview after the show.
During the next few weeks the
band will get air-time between
six and six-thirty every night on
the Coca-Cola program, in special
broadcasts from Seattle.
To Give
• DR. IDA HALPERN, holder of
a degree in "Musicology," (the
modern science of music) will give
lectures on musical appreciation
during noon hours, if student demand warrants it.
The evolution of symphony from
the music of Hayden to that of
Shoenberg will be one of
the topics of Dr. Halpern's informal lecture-discussions.
Dr. Halpern believes that full
appreciation of music requires an
acquaintance with musical criticism, psychology, and compost-
tion, and she will deal with these
subjects In her lectures.
Students are asked to note that
the lectures will be given at noon
this year, rather than In the evenings as they were last year.
Those interested in attending the
lectures are requested to leave
their names at the UBYSSEY office as soon as possible.
Last Spring in an effort to savt
their one-time rival organization,
two members of tho Sdenceman's
Undergraduate Society volunteered
their services in executive positions. The insult never so much u
ruffled the temper of the "men of
culture," but members of tho
council ruled that these two
sciencemen were Ineligible as thty
were not registered in tho Arts
President Hugh Ritchie of tho
AMUS announced that next Thursday's meeting would bo tho last
if the women did not show more
interest in the faculty than tho
so-called superior box has demonstrated in the past. In tho'past
Artawomen have cried nut for
representation on tho body but tho
masculine element has sneered at
their claims. Now it seems that
the honor of Arts depends entirely on its women.
So for the Artsmen and all Arts-
women, Thursday noon hi the Auditorium will mark either the demise or the rejuvenation of tho
Undergraduate Society.
• IN  HONOUR  of  girls
whose homes are not in
Vancouver, the Women's
Undergraduate Society will
hold a tea in Brock Hail on
Wednesday, October 14,
from 3:80 to 5 o'clock.
Dean Dorothy Mawdsley and
Mary Mulvin, president of W.U.S.,
will receive the girls, while other
members of the executive will
Daphne Ryan, vice-president of
the society is In charge of the arrangements for the tea.
All out-of-town girls, whether
freshettes or upperclasswomen are
cordially invited to attend.
All girls who plan to go to tho
tea are requested to sign a list
which will be posted outside Dean
Mawdsley's office. By co-operating In this way, the out-of-towners
will greatly help the executive In
planning the  arrangements.
• DON SOUTH, third year Com-
merce student, was browsing
around a Pender Street bookshop
a few days ago when four ancient issues of the Totem caught
his eye.
After investigating, he bought
these book collector's treasures for
the amazing sum of four cents,
and then donated them to tho
Publication Board. They now rest
regally in the morgue of the Pub
enjoying the respect which they
are due.
Prom and Senior Class
Parties"Campus Informals
•   THE WAR HAS been the cause of more drastic departures from tradition—this time in the social functions
of thp year.
"The only down-town formals
that will be held this year are the
Arts-Aggie, Red Cross, and the
Science Balls. In former times the
Junior Prom and the Senior Class
Party were grand affairs held in
popular ball-rooms with the revellers replete in tuxes and formal
gowns. But this year the AMS
considered that these were, because of their restricted attendance,
an unnecessary expense. Their
policy is that no group should be
allowed to attend more than two
formals per year, and if the Junior Prom were held down-town, It
would mean that third yeex would
be able to attend three of these
It was pointed out, however,
that Fraternities and Sororities
may hold private balls providing
that they do not come under the
jurisdiction of thc Student Council Last year th ■> Fraternities
sponsored the Rnd Cn<s Ball, and
not knowing t.iat the Student
Council had anyll '• i 'd do with
it, they were slightly perturbed
when thi   ;c, fe0t -.jt 0f hand.
There is also thc possibility that
tho Science Ball will b<» held on
tho campus, but nothing definite
is known at the present   date. Page Two
Friday, October 9, 1942
•     From The Editor's Pen » » »
Formal Functions
Many persons on the campus have expressed, dissatisfaction with the new social
policy of the Alma Mater Society, which will
bring the Junior Prom and the Senior Class
Party to Brock Hall as strictly informal
These people base their objections on
the grounds that the Junior Prom is a tradition which should not be interfered With.
The fact that hoary halls of learning elsewhere on the continent, which are far more
steeped in tradition than UBC, have seen
fit to eliminate and curtail many of their
traditional functions means nothing to them.
They cannot see that the war makes any
difference in the social set-up.
Formal social functions are far more
expensive than ordinary informals, and in
the cabaret style, with dinner being served,
they use up rationed food supplies. These
two reasons alone are sufficient for reducing
them or for that matter even eliminating
them entirely. Now, by leaving three formals on the social calendar, the student body
has taken very mild action and has shown
a good deal of discretion. It still leaves at
least one, and at the outside, two functions
to satisfy the desire for stiff-shirt affairs,
which admittedly have a certain flavor that
no informal can touch. In war time two
formals are not only sufficient, but in light of
what is happening in other countries
throughout the world, we are lucky to have
There are, however, aside from the war,
several other good reasons why the class
parties should be moved to the campus.
Under tiie pass system fund which pays
for the class parties, provision is made to
give the students in each class a party which
shall not cost more than a dollar a head. The
frosh and soph parties cost less than that
figure, while last year the Senior Party cost
There is no reason for one class being
allowed more than their share while other
classes are getting by on less. The big difference in cost comes from the use of Brock
Hall, which entails no expense for hall rental
and a greatly reduced bill for catering. The
frosh-soph party was satisfactory even at
the lower cost and in less spectacular setting,
and it would seem that there is no reason
to feel that the lower classmen were not
getting a square deal as far as the pass system was concerned.
Nevertheless, the pass system provides
a class party for all, and as everyone pays
the same there can be no grounds for allowing one group to have advantages that
other groups are not given. Then, too,
Brock Hall was built as a student building
to be a centre of student activities, and the
only good reason that can be advanced for
holding functions in other places is that the
Brock is not large enough to house the
As for the Junior Prom, tradition or no,
it is still a class party. In the past many
students in the junior class have felt that
they could not attend owing to the cost of
corsages, transportation, difficulties, or perhaps because they could not get a tux. Thus,
having paid for the dance they were still
unable to attend.
After considering the matter in this
light there is no justification for the senior
class party being held downtown in war
years or in ordinary times. As for the Junior Prom, at least as we know it, it is merely
a class party that has been glorified into a
tradition. Traditions mean nothing these
days and there is no reason why it should
not be reduced to its proper place.
For these reasons we back the changes
in the social policy and hope that the student body will see fit to keep future activities in line with the curtailment policy.
•   Moronic Interlude      ^ Sweeney
Oh I like t'see, a
Aslinkin' long the deck
Asharpenin' up his long lean knife
To slice through summer's neck.
I know the hero's
de Mille
has told me so
And I know that the villian
Deep down t' hell'll go.
But he's a
sorta fellow
With a
sorta name
Killer Joe or
Slinky Pete
Nothin' soft er tame
I guess I am a moron
(Tho' I wooden really know)
'Cause I like to see the
go to a show
Oh the
stands up forward
Aclutchin' of his dame
Lookin' deep into the distance
Swears he won't disgrace 'er fame
But the
is the fellow
Aslinkin' up behind
Tho' he's
small an'
mean an'
I sorta like his kind.
Oh I know I'm actin' nasty
Thus to revel deep in sin
But I would dearly
Love to see the
—Reprinted from "The Manitoban"
For The Engineers
• PRODUCTION of several million dollars' worth of electric
apparatus for synthetic rubber
plants is being rushed at every
major General Electric plant.
According to company officials
many plants are beyond the stage
of design. The company is
speeding production on orders for
apparatus which will supply power in plants now under construction in various parts of the country, for the conversion of petroleum and alcohol derivatives Into
synthetic rubber.
What are probably the largest
turbine-generators ever designed
for chemical process plants are
included in the list of equipment
on order. These turbine-generators are designed to operate so efficiently that power will be produced virtually as a by-product
of the steam required for the processing.
Other apparatus, transformers,
•switching equipment, and motors
are being manufactured on a mass
production basis to perform major
functions in tho processing of
butadiene and styrene and lnpoly-
merizlng or mixing them into buna
Steam turbines ranging in size
from 10 to 800 horsepower are required    for    driving    centrifugal
pumps which move fluids from
one stage of the process to the
other. Anticipating the demand
for these turbines, General Electric has set up additional production facilities to make them available soon and in large quantities
for the synthetic rubber program.
Thc output of a new factory has
been stepped up to meet rubber
construction schedules.
35,000 KILO
The large turbine - generators
which General Electric is building for these plants have boon
adapted from similar apparatus
which has long been supplied to
public utilities. At a plant under
construction In Texas, the company will furnish a turbine-generator rated at -35,000 kilowatts. It
will also provide two 25,000-kllo-
watt turbine-generators for a
completely electrified refinery devoted to synthetic rubber, aviation gasoline, toluene and other
war products in Louisiana.
Other electric equipment being
made available for synthetic rubber plants ranges all the way
from diesel-electric locomotives to
small, but powerful, floodlights
and searchlights. The locomotives
are designed for switching tank
cars in which rubber ingredients
are shipped from one plant to
another, while the lights, focussed
on plant boundary fences, provide
for protection  against  sabotage.
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• YOU   CERTAINLY   have   to
give American girb> credit for a
lot of originality. For instance,
just listen to these ideas for making necklaces:
In Madison, West Virginia, the
girls are stringing painted artificial fingernails on yarn chains . . .
in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, they
prefer those tiny flashlight bulbs,
painted in various bright colours
. . . edibles, such as raisins and
breakfast cereals are 'the thing to
string,' in Fond du Lac, Michigan
. . . and in Rochester, New York,
gold and silver pen points are
considered smart.
• A GROUP of girls in Beaver
Falls, Pennsylvania, got together the other day, and trekked
down to the local mens wear store.
There they purchased white sweat •
shirts, all in size 40: so big that
they literally hung to the knees.
They declared a National Sweatshirt Day, and caused QUITE a
sensation on the campus!
• GETTING 'ALL tied up' has
a literal meaning to the girls In
Lowell, Indiana, they tell us, for
they have been whipping up
skirts, recently, out of . . . guess
what: boys" neckties! They sew
them toge ther, with the wide part
at the hem, and use a tie for the
waist-band. The idea is to get
your boy-friend (s) to give you
their old ones, an dto embroider
the name of the donater on each
clothes fad-shlon comes to us
from an informant in Salt Lake
City, Utah. When the girls there
get tired of an old dress. They collect scraps of material In various
colors and patterns, and sew them
on the dress as pockets, in every
conceivable size and shape. Well,
anyway, it would eliminate carrying a purse!
• EVERYBODY     knows     that
flowers and ribbons, in the hair,
are pretty ... but definitely old
stuff. So, for a change, the girls
in Theills, New York, wear those
fluffy swansdown powder puffs In
their hair. Thoy come In lovely
colors, and look like boibons.
• THE THINO about saddle shoes
is, of courtse, to wear them in
as dilapidated a conition as possible. Well,.in Peoria, Illin^'s, the
same thing Jpplies to porkpie hats.
The girls ^iere get them in this
satisfactory! condition by smashing, squashing, and even stepping
on them; and, then wearing them
as far back on the head aa possible.
In Tempo
we have heard from all
sides that there has never
been a musician like Paul
Whiteman; never a musician'
like Goodman; never a musician like Miller. These
names have one after the
other held top place on nation wide popularity polls,
and   thousands   of   records
have carried their names.
But there has been one man
who, comparatively unnoticed, has
stayed very close to the top all
that time, he has done more to attract the attention of so-called
serious musicians to jazz than all
the Gershwlns and Grofes that
ever lived, and has contributed
more to American music than has
any other composer.
• THIS MAN is, of course, the
coloured leader, "Duke" Ellington, who has since 1924 been
leading an orchestra containing
some of the greatest jazzmen in
America. During this time the
Duke has put out enough jazz to
keep the record collectors penniless, and just enough commercial
music to pay the expenses of a big
band. Commercial music, but
commercial music permeated with
the Ellington atmosphere.
This orchestra of the Duke's is
an amazing thing. It is built
around a nucleus of men who have
been with the band so long that
the world has forgotten where they
came from, certainly they were not
connected with any other big band
before they joined Ellington. The
men I speak of are Nanton, Carney,
Williams, Bigard, Hardwicke,
Greer and Guy.
e THE PAST of Ellington himself
is not quite so obscure. His first
venture in music came, when as a
soda-jerker in the "Poodle Dog"
in Washington, D.C., he filled in
for the regular pianist, who had
a previous engagement with a gin
bottle most of the time. To cele-
brato this promotion Ellington
composed "Tho Soda Fountain-
Rag,' which he then played for
several months, in several different tempos and under several different names.
From these humble beginnings
he went to Wil Sweatman's Orchestra, which among other attractions,
featured a man who could play
three clarinets at one time. Needless to say Ellington soon became
disgusted, and with five men of
his own choice set out for New
York, where, billed as Ellington
and hi<: Washingtonians, they
played in small night spots.
Once with a start in the big city,
Ellington was soon joined by many
of the best men to be found. He
drew players from the great bands
of Fletcher Henderson and Count
Basic, but for the most part his
men came from Heaven knows
where, to be molded into the most
compact, homogeneous orchestra
that has ever played jazz.
His music is written with f> purpose. He writes with the complete emancipation of the American Negro always in his mind. Unlike his contemporaries who write
of the Negro of the plantations,
Ellington writes the saga of the
Negro of the great northern cities,
with his poverty and sorrow, his
flashes of wild joy, but underlying all, the ever present will and
struggle for existence.
Student Directory
Needs Addresses
Omitted in Booklets
• WILL the following people
please hand in their city addresses to the Publications office
immediately or their names will
appear In the directory minus their
addresses. The names are as follows:
Edward Affleck, William Ann.
William Armstrong, George Axen.
John Banman, Frank Barry, William Bateman, Andre Beguin.
Bernadene Burchard, Gordon
Campbell, Guy Cawley, Phyllis
Chllcott, Blanche Clayton, John
Climle, Zella Conboy, Hazel Corry,
Marjorie Crosby, Allan Davidson,
Rhonda Davies, Albert Delbert,
Arthur Dimock, Bruce Emerson.
NOTICE—All girls interested in
joining the Archery Club meet in
Arts 206 at 12:30 on Friday.
«   •   *   •
LOST—Slide Rules. Return to
Gordon McKee, Arts Letter Rack.
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fOh daddy, I'm going to be married I"
''That will be a load off my Sweet Copt!"
" Tm purutftrm tn uhlth kimtt tan t* tmkfi"
• A Year Ago
• AT THE FALL A.M.S. meet-
ing students approved payment of fees for Council President, Treasurer and Editor-in-
Chief of Publications. Word arrived that the 1941 Totem had been
awarded N.S.P.A. Ail-American
rating, first Canadian college yearbook to receive such distinction . .
400 students crowded into Brock
Hall on Saturday, October 11 for
the first Mixer of the year ... 58
co-eds pledged sororities after two
weeks of hectic rushing . . . A.M.
U.S. elections were cancelled when
no Artsmen turned up to vote.
Student Passes
•   NO DATE has been set for the
issue of student passes, it was
learned at the AMS office on Wednesday.
Tho preparation of the passes
takes time, and some of the necessary information has not yet been
NOTICE—Managers of all clubs
under the jurisdiction of the M.
A. A. will meet on Monday, October 19, in the Men's Executive
Room, Brock Hall.
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Plus Added Shorts
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Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake
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Humphrey Bogart
'Are Husbands Necessary'
"We've been 'goto' steady* a
long timer you and I. You see,
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sparkle of Coca-Cola. Therefore, I speak for Coke. I like
your company. I offer something more than a thirst-
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652 Friday, October 9,1942
Page Three
800 Students Supply Quorum For AMS Meeting
Unanimous Assent
For Council Policy
Forty Freshies Pass
Thespians' Try-Outs
•   APPROXIMATELY   forty  hopeful  applicants   of  the
UBC Players' Club played the customary roles of Lord
or Lady Teazle, (from excerpts of "The School of Scandal")
at the try-outs, on Monday afternoon.
Tiie standard of acting was, gen-      __________________________
orally speaking, much higher than
it has been in former years, according to Michael Young, president of the club. He also stated
that unless members take the club
work seriously, they will be asked
to resign, at Christmas.
Aa a result of the try-outs, the
following students have gained
"acting" membership: Don Walker,
Trances Lee, Blair Bailee, Shirley
Wardhaugh, Arthur Jones, Rita
Standevan, Gordon McKee, Yvonne
Robinson, Philip Carter, Joan
Clark, Allan Ainsworth, Phyllis
Grant, Arthur Erickson, Diana
Young, . Jim Wilson, Janet Roe,
Harry Turney, Irene Kennedy,
Peter Ward, Sandra Gordon, Ted
Affjeck, Natalie Broadland, Bob
Wilson, Freda Lldster, Don Chut-
ter and Edith Katznelson.
The following have become
technical members: Joan Williams,
Tycas Mianao, (properties,) Bill
vBenttey, Jim McKay (lighting),
Marie Craig, Irene Pearce, (makeup), Bill Laudrum, Jack Still,
Yvonne Bartholomew and Doug.
Armstrong (stage work).
Men Leave
Call Others
• THE VARSITY Orchestra, whose popularity at
the fortnightly mixers was
acclaimed by everyone last
year, is at present still in the
early processes of organization.
George Reifel has given up his
/ormer position as maestro and as
yet there is no definite leader for
the coming year.
Byron Esty, Phil Nimmons, Jim
McCullock and Denny Leong will
not be with the orchestra this year
although they are still on the
Still with the orchestra will ba
Leo Foster. Jim Stewart and V. Z.
All students interested in blowing their heads off for their Alma
Miiter are advised to get in touch
with   George   Reifel   immediately.
WANTED—Ride in to town every
Saturday at 11:30 for glamorous
sophette.    Ask for Sheila at the
Pub.   Very urgent.
• *   •   *
NOTICE—There will be a supper meeting of the Monro Pre-
Medlcal Society in Brock Hall on
Friday, at 6:30. Dr. Kitching will
* *   *   *
students who have registered in
Forestry this year, either Engineering, Commerce or Botany, are
requested to attend a meeting in
Room 237, Applied Science Building, on Friday, October 9th, at
12:30 p.m.
Lecture ..timetables all
arranged to lit in with
military training periods,
physical education periods, etc.?
Don't overlook that Important timetable you are
going to work out with
your friendly Home Gas
Dealer for regular complete servicing of your
car. He will be delighted
to help you make your
car last longer.
• PANIC SPREADS quickly. At
least it did Wednesday afternoon in the Caf, when no sugar
could be found for the Caf coffee.
It was claimed that two well-
known fraternity men, Baron Ror-
ick and the Reverend Hell-Mett,
immediately enlisted In a monastery, but this rumor has since been
laid by the heels as have also the
two chappies themselves.
Everything was back to normal
later, Thursday morning, however, by the time* the UBYSSEY
got word of the matter. There
was plenty of sugar, had been all
the time. The girls just didn't
know where to look for it.
Mus. Soc.
announced their social
calendar for the year and
introduced new members to
the society at their annual
fall banquet, held in the
Brock Dining Room last '
Wednesday evening.
Guest speakers included Dean
D. Buchanan, Professor W. Gage,
honorary president Dean D. Mawdsley, honorary vice-president Dr.
W. MacDonald, first honorary life
member, Mr. H. Williams, musical
director, Mr. E. V. Young, dramatic director, Rod Morris, A.M.S.
President, and Bill Mercer, L.S.E.
Following the speakers Max
Warne led a sing-song, the highlight of which was the singing of
"Allouette", with Professor Gage
acting as guest conductor.
Musical selections were given by
Bill Lockner and Ruth Hewitt accompanied by Mary Lou Lions at
the piano.
Band Breaks Up
e GEORGE REIFEL, drummer and leader, who will organize this
year's orchestra, ;ind Ken Almond, mainstay of last year's orchestra.
Neither of these men will play this year, Reifel being submerged by
studies,   and  Almond  having  joined  the   R.C.A.F.
ShODpinQ   w*tn Mary Ann
homIe oil distributors limited
e REMEMBER way back in, public school when you took a subject known as "Nature Study,"
and the teacher crammed such
things into your he^d as why the
leaves fall in autumn, and why and
how the bunny put on more fur
in the winter to keep warm,
Which reminds me that the bunny
isn't the only one that has to put
on an extra thick coat in winter.
Be bunny-wise this winter, girls,
and put on a fur coat toe. The
New York Fur Co., at 797 West
*     •
• IF YOU'RE a cute little bit of
a thing and have a tall boy-friend
you'll fall in love with the shoes
that Rae-son are showing on the
Mezzanine floor at 608 Granville
Street. They have nice high heels
and come in the smartest styles. A
dark D. G. who spent the year at
McGill last year was at a tea for
the men and women students living
in the dorms. A very English
chap with thick horn-rimmed
glasses introduced himself to her
by saying that he was looking for
a girl that lived nearby.   On being
e    e
• SO YOU'VE felt the nip in the
air, too?   That nip that comes
in autumn with rosy apples and
colored leaves can be counteracted
with roaring fireplaces, but if you
haven't any wood you can't make
the fire roar. So why not keep
warm and cozy this winter while
studying in a Plant's housecoat
from 564 Granville Street. They
have them in quilted crepes and
satins and in chenille, * and the
colors are simply glorious. Rushing   season   always   presents   it's
• ITS    DEFINITELY    unglam-
orous   to   be   caught   in   gym
classes at any time, but it's particularly unglamorous to be caught
in gym classes with your panties
shoving beneath the edge of your
shorts. That's why Miss Wilson in
her Glove and Hosiery Shop at 564
Granville is suggesting that you
wear cotton briefs under your
shorts. They arc snug fitting and
can't droop, and they arc only 59
Georgia Street, has some dandies
that might have been made just
for the College co-ed. A D.U. was
all intent on rushing a certain man
—drove him nround, assiduously
lighted his cigarettes, etc., etc., and
then at the end of the afternoon
asked if he'd registered yet. On
discovering that he hadn't rushed
him over to the A.M.S. office and
stood over him while he registered.
The rushee didn't put D.U. on his
preference list.
asked her name she told him she
was Susie Blotz. Not long after
she was introduced to another boy
and gave her right name. He
looked at her unbelievingly and
said: "But I was told you were
Susie Blotz " Black shoes, especially suede are extra-popular this
year. Rae's have some ultra-smart
ones trimmed with gros-grain ribbon. Take a peep in their window next time you pass that way
and see if they're not just what
you want.
problems. For example a Phi Kap
Pi and an alum rushed each other
for ages before they realized they
were brothers, and an Alpha Gam
, alum has given up going to their
rushing teas because her younger
sister ALWAYS rush her. Something new has been added In
slacks suits—it's a four-piece one
in corduroy. The four pieces,—
slacks, skirt, jacket and jerkin-
wear them one at a time or together.
cents. A lively Theta 's now the
proud possessor of a Beta pin. Another secret marriage is rumored
between a Beta and a girl in the
Interior, and we last heard about
it, the blonde boy's papa hadn't.
Do you have any difficulty getting
a slip that is smooth fitting? Try
ono from Wilson's—they come in
half sizes in crepe, taffeta and
satin at $1.95.
Fest For
• "THE SOCIAL activities o f Homecoming
Week, which will terminate
this year on October 31, will
follow in line with the Council's policy of curtailing social activities, and will be
confined to a one-day affair,"
stated Paul Buck, Junior
Member of the Student
Council, and chairman of the
Homecoming Week Committee.
The day to be set aside is Saturday, October 31. A luncheon at
the Brock will be followed by a
double-header football game. Arrangements are being made for
this game by Lynn Sully, Men's
Athletic Representative.
The Alumni banquet will be held
at the Brock and later a potlatch
concert will follow in the Auditorium. The week will be formally terminated by the Homecoming dance which will also take
place in the Brock.
"The Alumni have « tendency
to forget that they're part of the
Alma Mater," stated Buck, "so the
main purpose of Homecoming
Week is to get the graduates out
to the campus and let them see
Just what's going on. "However,"
ho added, "if the members from
freshman, sophomore, and junior
classes wish to attend these affairs
they  will  be  welcome
Committee representatives from
tho Men's Athletic Association,
Big Block Association, the Ma-
mook Club, the Orchestra, and
Band, and the UBYSSEY, will attend a meeting on Friday.
Caf Cashier Back
After June Wedding
e TEMPORARILY forsaking
starving Varsity students for
the Canadian Army Corps, Dorothy
Rose, Caf cashier, married Lance-
Corporal Reynald Sirianni, Canadian Scottish Regiment, last June.
Mrs. Sirianni came back to her
fifth season at the Cnf when her
husband was transferred to Vancouver Island, and she expects to
be here for the winter season.
Dr. Clark
• "WE CAN ALL be grateful to Vancouver Breweries: that's one of the
few places where there is
still some virtue left round
Opening the Social Problems
Club series on "New War Problems," Dr. A. F. B. Clark quoted
an article displayed In the newspapers by the Vancouver Breweries, Limited, at the beginning of
the academic year.
It spoke of the world entering
on a new "race between education
and catastrophe" and on the part
that students must play in seeing
that catastrophe does not win as
it did In 1918-1939. Dr. Clarke
agreed with the idea but asked
why the Department of Education,
or the School Board ... or the
UBYSSEY . . . couldn't have sponsored the article.
"What are we going to do with
the Germans when we win?"
"What do we mean by a 'New
World Order'?" Such questions
must be discussed and decided in
our schools and colleges. "Every
student is concerned," he said.
The S, P. C. will conduct a study
on "New War Problems," every
Tuesday noon, in Arts 208. Everyone is invited.
the   Student   Directory
will appear on the campus in
another three weeks, according to Editor Honoree
All students who have not turn-
in their city address are requested
to do so immediately, If addresses
are not turned into the Publications Board Office, names will appear without the addresses.
Pat Whelan is asociate editor,
assisted by Percy Grover, Sophia
Micas, Isobel McDiarmid, and
Elizabeth Wall, assistant editors.
NOTICE — Anyone holding a
St. Johns' Ambulance Certificate,
or having First Aid Twining who
would bo interested in training
and working with Varsity athletic
teams, get in touch with R. Livingstone, Applied Science Letter Rack.
*   MORE THAN 800 students voted unanimous approval
of the 1942-43 policy read by Secretary Mary Warner,
aof the Student Council at the annual fall meeting of the Alma
Mater Society in the Auditorium at noon Wednesday.
The most drastic change that will      «■_________._____________»
be seen on the campus this fourth
war session will be the revision
of the social calendar, bringing
the Junior Prom and the Senior
Class Party to Brock HaU, 'and
Here to Learn
■ ■
. Not to Work
making them informal functions.
Some discussion was entered
from the floor, but no real objection was raised to the plan.
True to the election promises
ho made last Spring, President
Morris raised the question of placing the representatives of the
various undergraduate societies on
the council,
Tho Student Council rejected
this proposal at the last meeting
when John Carson, Men's Undergraduate Society representative on
tho council, announced his intention of holding regular meetings
with these representatives to discuss the council plans with them.
A note of unconscious humour
was supplied by Morris, when,
outlining a proposed plan to give
students part-time employment in
war industries through a campus
employment bureau, he warned
the students that "however, you
are here for an education, not to
The plan for extra work is such
that students may take some kind
of part-time work on free afternoons.
Arvid Backman, A.M.S. Treasurer, was kept busy answering
questions with regard to the pass
funds. He disclosed that there
is a surplus of $1,324.26 on hand.
Backman's financial report was
adopted unanimously, and he was
cheered when he announced that
it was his policy to spend all the
money devoted to pass funds this
U.B.C. Air
Show Now
On At 6:15
• RADIO SOCIETY executives
were a little over-confident
when they promised a 6:00 starting
time for their new series of University shows.
Last week the cast—or most of
it—made the studios just before
the theme went on to signify that
U.B.C. was on the air.
To prevent recurrence of the
mad rush, Radio Society members
asked CKWX oclcials to move the
time back to allow male members
of the cast to get downtown after
the COTC Saturday afternoon parades. Station producers saw the
difficulty, and agreed to a 15-
minute move, starting tomorrow
This Saturday's show features
the debut of several new members,
and will carry on the idea of a
little fun, a little music, and a
little information for both Varsity
and non-Varsity listeners. Top
feature will be a breakdown of
the A.M.S. meeting of last Wednesday and put into language that
won't confuse new "Varsity Time"
listeners. CKWX will carrV the
program, at 6:15 tomorrow night.
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and amber speckled, on Tuesday
morning. Please return to Jean
Elliot, Arts 43, oa- to A.M.S. office.
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Friday, October 9,1942
English Rugby And Soccer Opens Tomorrow
Two Squads Play
At Brockton Oval
In Opening Tilts
•   WORD HAS BEEN getting around, but quick, that University of British Columbia would return to Vancouver
Rugby Union competition this season with two Miller Cup
squads of the highest calibre.
Even the downtown papers helped foster the spirit
with a big publicity buildup, but rumor hasn't got a chance
these days and head rugger Coach Maury Van Vliet put
his heel down hard on this one.
Booked for tomorrow afternoon,
the Varsity men aren't even sure
of fielding two teams, Mr. Van
Vliet revealed.
"Only three, possibly four, men
with previous Thunderbird experience are back," he said. "They
are Sandy Thompson, Hunter
Wood, Al. Narod, and maybe Bill
Though over thirty men have
been turning out to dally practices,
Manager Maury McPhee is none
too optimistic, either. Many of these
will have to be discounted In future
because of C.O.T.C. parades and
others may not be of high enough
Despite all these probable setbacks, Lynn Sully, Men's Athletic
Representative, would like to carry
on with two teams because more
men would get a chance to play.
Mr. Van Vliet Is wondering where
the "more men" are hiding.
"We'll have to field two teams
this week-end," he continued, "but
Fm not sure If we can go on with
both after that."
The B boys are down to start
against Rowing Club In the first
match tomorrow, and the A men
will follow them up In the feature
with Ex-Byng.
Neither Manager McPhee nor
Assistant Coach Mack Buck can
yet  name  a  starting  line-up  on
the best talent for press release.
Al. Narod, Paul Jagger, Sandy
Thompson, Pat Frith, John Hicks,
Chuck Wills, John Wheeler, and
Don Atherton look like impressive
backfield men, and are certain
Dorl Johnson, Art Eckman, Hunter Wood, Bill Orr, Graham Harrison, Bill Lighthall, and Bob Farrls
are believed to be the best scrum
prospects with several dependable
replacements coming up fast.
Both Van Vliet and Buck have
been drilling the Thunderbirds'in
fast-break tactics. A seven-man
scrum with a "rover" or breakaway man (probably Farrls) is expected to cause a sensation in coming matches.
Following the turnout for Saturday's mix-ups, the powers that
be will pass judgment on the proposed dropping of the B squad. The
decision will probably depend on
both the turnout of players and
their showing on the field.
• THE CRICKET club has been
forced to abandon their plans
of continuing practices throughout
the winter.
Plans had been made by Men's
Athletic representative, Lynn Sully, for a practice pitch to be set
up in the Armouries one night a
week to allow the enthusiasts of
the game to carry on during the
off season.
But the pressure of military
training and the fact that the
armouries is in use all the time
has forced the cancellation of the
practice sessions.
When an air raid warning is given,
do not shut off the gas at the meter.
If you wish, turn off range burners
and other appliances that may be
It is not necessary to turn off pilot
If building is damaged, it may be
necessary to turn off main meter
cock, but vinder no circumstance
turn it on again yourself—call for
a   B.C.   Electric   gas   serviceman.
Thanksgiving Grid Off
Varsity Starts
Season At Powell
Street Saturday
•   THE U.B.C. SOCCER players play their first game of
the season this Saturday on the Powell Street grounds at
3:30.   Their opponents will be the new and highly rated
West Coast Shipyards team.
Off the Cuff
• THE NEWS that American
football will be played at the
University this year was welcome
tidings to us enthusiasts of the
grid game on the campus.
Last year when only one contest was played, that against the
Vancouver Grizzlies of the professional Western Canada League,
it served only to whet our appetites.
Why there was any argument
concerning the continuance of the
game during a wartime session is
something that created much misunderstanding and furor amongst
the rabid fans of the bone-crushing sport. Why should the basketball squad be allowed to continue
in their customary fashion? True,
there was a scarcity of competition but at the Homecoming game
of last year it was proved that the
Thunderbirds had a team that was
capable of giving the fans what
they clamored for, action and excitement, without interfering with
milltray training.
This year Johnny Farina, star
of many of the former Thunderbird football squads has taken the
matter into his own hands and is
coaching a team to play under the
American code against two local
teams, Vancouver College and
His spirit is to be commended
and his efforts to start the game
once more will give the fans
thrilling football games again this
There have been many players
at the University who have been
unable to take part in their sport
on a competitive basis while others
in different lines have been able
to carry on.
This year the American football
eleven will fill the athletic neds
of these students. Military training, it is hoped, will not interfere
with the schedule and the tentative
games that have been scheduled
will be looked forward to by many.
That old bugaboo of the sport
situation on the campus, military
training, always enters Into the
picture but it should be able to
overcome the situation by midweek drill sessions for the players,
The English rugby squad will be
doing it so the grldders will probably join them.
Apart from this the grid game
should enjoy a healthful season
and provide entertainment for the
followers of the pigskin game.
Lack Of Practice Forces
Postponement Of Game
•   THE AMERICAN FOOTBALL team will not be playing
on Thanksgiving Day as was rumored around the campus
At the practice on Wednesday night, Johnny Farina
announced to the players that it would be better for them
to wait until they had had more practice when they would be
able to make a better showing.
The game was scheduled against       ________________________
the Vancouver College crew at
Athletic Park. Now that this contest is definitely off, the other
tentative dates are on October 24
... to Coach
with the College and October 31
against Boeings.
This latter game with Boeings
on the 31st of October is to be
the feature attraction of the Homecoming ceremonies held every
These two games have been
scheduled for Saturday afternoons
at the Varsity stadium. It is hoped
that the Military authorities will
permit these contests to be held,
and if they do not interfere with
the training program, the go-
ahead   sign  is  expected.
Also in November there are two
prospective dates against the Boeing squad.
With these four games definitely
coming up and several others in
the fire against the Irish from
Vancouver College, the gridders
should enjoy a successful season.
NOTICE—Anyone holding a St.
John's Ambulance certificate, or
having first aid training, who
would be interested In training
and working with Varsity athletic
teams should get in touch with H.
Livingstone, Ap. Sc. Letter rack.
Scullers' Schedule
Successful Season
• THE UBC ROWING CLUB started this years season
with a meet last Sunday at the Vancouver Rowing Club.
Phil. Fitz-James, blue prexy, expressed his confidence for a
successful season. "Well attended work-outs such as this
should make this year's crews top."
All those interested in joining the
Club are invited to get in touch
with the Secretary, Ken Creighton,
or the Crew Captain, Mel Julson,
through the Arts Letter Rack as
soon as possible.
Experience is not necessary. Expert coaching will be available at
every practice.
It is hoped that a number of
practices can be held each week
in order that all members may be
able to fit in to at least one of
Clubhouse on the Fraser River or
at the Vancouver Rowing Club on
Coal Harbour.
If a sufficient number of men
turn out both light and heavy
weight crews will be formed. So
men, now's your chance to get in
there and fight for the Old School!
This years practices will probably be hold on Saturday afternoons, Sundays at noon, nnd on
some other afternoon during the
Training will take place, as in
tho    former years,    at  the    UBC
Discarded athletic strip
is now on sale in the stadium at less than rock-bottom prices. See Johnny
Owen. All articles unsold
after October 20th will be
disposed  of.
Here Are Rules
For Touch
Football Fans
• INTRA-MURAL Touch Football gets away this month.
Therefore anyone, who will be
playing on one of the Mural teams,
should thoroughly acquaint himself with the rules below:
1. All teams consist of eight
eligible players.
2. Unlimited substitutions will
be allowed but at half time only.
3. The American touch back
rule will apply in all cases wherein the ball Is kicked across the defending team's goal line. The ball
will be scrimmaged on the 10-yard
line after a touchback.
4. The team which kicks off to
start the game, at the half, or following a touch-down will kick off
from its own goal line.
5. Scoring will be touchdown
and safety touches only. Touchdowns will count 5 points and safety touches 2 points.
6. All players are eligible pass
7. The team with the ball will
•be allowed five downs in which to
score or will lose possession.
8. Blocking is legal behind the
lino of scrimmage only and a
blocker must not leave his feet.
9. All penalties will be 10 yards.
Infractions will be at the discretion
of the official.
10. Play is stopped when the
man in possession of the ball is
touched on any part of his body
by any member of the opposite
11. Time of the game shall be
24 minutes divided into two 12-
minute halves with a three minute
intermission between them.
Last year the Club played in the
Wednesday League, but this season they have jumped up to the
Vancouver and District League.
The boys were runners up to the
title, and were only defeated in
the finals by the Vancouver Police.
The players returning to the
squad are J. Morton, S. Roach, H.
Smith, L. Young, W. Green, B.
Walker, N. Tupper, M. Oughtor.
A good bunch of fellows have
been turning out regularly this
year, and show prospect of having
plenty on the ball! Three Freshmen showing lots of talent are:
Clem. Phllley, centre forward; Pat
Campbell, inside right; and Don
There is one catch to this lad
Don Petrie, however, and that is
he is playing centre half for St.
Gordie Johnson, club prexy, says
"If any new players wish to turn
out, there are still positions available."
A Freshman on last year's team,
Bill Walker, is showing plenty of
promise this year, at left halfback.
Here if the line-up for Satur.
day's fame; Goal, Herb Smith]
right full back, Mel. Oughton; left
full back, Laurie Young; centre
half, S. Roach (old faithful); right
half, W. Green; left half, Bill Walker; centre forward, Clam. Phllley;
Inside right, Norm. Tupper; Inside
left, Pat Campbell, left wing, im
Morton; right wing, still undecided
between Frank Adams and Don
Road Race Men Urged
To Start Training
• IF ANY of you unathletic males
or proud females chance in the
near future, to see one or more
scantily-clothed characters staggering around the campus or environs,
be not unduly scornful. Let not
your noses be too ethereal nor your
laughter too raucous.
These dauntless specimens will
be cross-country stars or  crosscountry hopefuls and they will be
in training for the forth-coming'
cross-country race.
Of course, you know all about
the cross-country race. It takes
place on either the la«rt Thursday
of this month or the first Thursday of next month.   The route Is
2.8 miles long and that, Olaf, Is a
pretty stiff grind. There will be
seven men or less entered from
each fraternity or non-fraternity
group. Last year approximately
eighty participated in the event
Maury Van Vliet has let it be
known, in no uncertain terms,
that all, who are Interested in running the cross-country race had
better begin training right away.
One months training will not put
one in the peak of physical condition, but it will enable him capable of tottering down the course.
The route looks thus:
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